Gun Control Activists Hope This Startling Statue Will Help Drive Change on Election Day

Creatives behind 'The Last Lockdown' explain the unsettling sculpture's intent

The 'Last Lockdown' statue was featured at voter-registration rallies to encourage support for candidates focused on gun control. Courtesy of Dan Crumrine

Across the country, a statue of a panic-stricken girl hiding under her school desk has been startling viewers with its visceral portrayal of the impact of gun violence. And its creators hope the work will also lead to a change in the political landscape this November.

@ErikDOster Erik Oster is an agencies reporter for Adweek.